FAMILIES told how their luxury ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ five-star break to the Maldives was “ruined” by 100 boozed-up reality TV guests.
Holidaymakers complained after film crews and “yobs” invited to Towie star Billie Faiers’ beach wedding caused “bedlam”.
Holidaymakers claim their paradise island holiday was ‘ruined’ by Billie Faiers and Greg Shepherd’s wedding
Brits complained Billie and Greg’s guests were ‘drunk, noisy and rude’
One mum, who paid out £7,000 for her break in the Indian Ocean, sobbed: “They’ve turned this paradise island into the Costa del Sol.”
Fury erupted on the tranquil resort of Kuramathi when the wedding party “invaded”.
Guests were appalled to find TV crews filming across the heavenly five-star exclusive nirvana.
After complaints were made, ITVBe cameras were restricted to dedicated areas – but they were subsequently cordoned off from other holidaymakers.
Guests were banned from an area of the serenity pool, and the next door sand bar, for Billie’s hen party.
Other areas cordoned off have included the Island Coffee shop garden, champagne loft, and palm restaurant.
It was meant to be the height of luxury, but it’s full of drunken yobs shouting and trying to be the centre of attention
Holidaymaker from Liverpool
Brits told how some guests to The Mummy Diaries star’s wedding to Greg Shepherd were “drunk, noisy and rude”.
The reality TV couple are getting hitched in a beach ceremony on the island’s mile-long sandbank.
An emotional holidaymaker from Liverpool who had saved for years for her exotic break told The Sun: “This was the opposite of what I was expecting.
“It was meant to be the height of luxury, but it’s full of drunken yobs shouting and trying to be the centre of attention.
“Guests who have saved for years to be here are so upset.”
Reality TV stars who have flown out for the show, to be aired on ITVBe within weeks, including Billie’s best mate Ferne McCann.
The wedding got off to a disastrous start when Billie’s family and friends were accused of sparking a 13-hour ‘flight from hell’ to the Maldives.
‘THEY’VE TAKEN OVER’
Her drunk stepdad was kicked off her wedding party flight before guests hurled abuse and stole wine off the air stewards’ trolley.
The flight from Gatwick last Thursday was delayed for an hour as Dave Chatwood was escorted off the plane.
A Maldives holidaymaker told The Sun over the phone yesterday: “The group has been a nightmare.
“They go around in a gang. I’ve seen Greg and quite a few of his mates shouting for waiter service and being loud.
“For a holiday that we wanted to be quiet, they’ve bombarded the island.
“They’ve taken over; we can’t go to places on the island.
We’re upset because we paid a lot of money to come away and it’s meant to be quiet and a chilled location. We will be formally complaining and seeking compensation
“They are getting married on the sandbank between 2pm and 7pm on Tuesday and they’ve reserved the whole place.”
The mum, who booked the week-long holiday through Kuoni, said they should have been warned parts of the Maldives would be closed off.
She said: “We never go on a luxury holiday like this because I’ve got a child with disabilities and it’s something we saved up for so it’s a bit annoying to say the least.
“We’re upset because we paid a lot of money to come away and it’s meant to be quiet and a chilled location. We will be formally complaining and seeking compensation.”
Kuoni reps told holidaymakers that “hotels do not always share information with us when they do have groups.”Britain to be battered by thunderstorms and lashing rain
Kuoni told The Sun: “We want to make sure that all guests are able to enjoy their holiday and have taken steps to ensure that the wedding group respects the privacy of other customers.
“We have representatives on the island who are talking to guests at the moment to reassure them that filming is restricted to specific areas, with a team in place to manage the wedding.
“It’s our priority to ensure that everyone is able to continue to relax and enjoy their time away and we’ll be doing everything we can to discuss individual concerns so we are able sort everything out as soon as we can.”
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